Thursday, August 18, 2011

Vietnam - Inside And Out - a pictorial.

The photos in this post were collected over a few trips to Vietnam. I love to look at architecture, whether it be temples, old historic buildings, new houses or crumbling ruins. And sometimes the interiors can be just as intriguing. I've weeded out some of my favourites to share.
A new house in Que Nhon
Many houses and hotels, no matter what they may look like on the exterior, go into great detail when it comes to their ceilings and lighting. From modern angular recesses to the more traditional ornate cornicing.
And, until I saw new furniture being sold in the shops, sort of where retro meets Uncle Ho...
Some of these lounge suites would make a great feature
in the right room.
...I thought this sink, in one of our hotels, was an prop left over from a Dean Martin (Austin Powers for those of you too young to remember) movie. Now I'm not so sure.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Graduation Night - Volunteer Teaching

Last week Stray's English class graduated and we made sure we were back from Pattaya in time for him to attend. Here's a few photos that don't need any words....

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sanctuary in Pattaya

Stray and I have just returned from Pattaya where we celebrated an old mate’s birthday, quite successfully I might add. So, for a fewui days we hung around catching up and enjoying the big event...and before anyone gets their knickers in a knot, I DO know that there is more to Pattaya than what first meets stabs you in the eye. However, apart from my own grey hair and big belly, one can’t ignore their overwhelming presence bobbing up and down in a sea of bars and massage parlours, outfitted with lovely ladies who seriously need to stop using the hot cycle on their ‘hand wash only’ clothes.
And it was Simply Delicious!